Huu-ay-aht Citizens Approve Sarita LNG project

ANACLA, BC, March 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Huu-ay-aht First Nations citizens made history on Saturday when they became the first British Columbia Nation to approve the co-management development of a liquefied natural gas facility.

With 70 per cent support in a referendum on Saturday, March 25, citizens show their resounding faith in Huu-ay-aht Ḥaw̓iiḥ (Hereditary Chiefs) and elected Executive Council's vision, and the Sarita LNG facility became real. The positive vote means that the Nation will move forward in a co-management relationship with Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG proposed for their traditional territory in Sarita Bay, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Steelhead LNG will be available to media on Monday, March 27. Media is invited to attend the press conference where there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis Sr.
Tayii Ḥaw̓ił ƛiišin (Hereditary Chief Derek Peters)

Nigel Kuzemko, CEO Steelhead LNG




Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10 a.m.



Steelhead LNG office

2200-1075 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, B.C. 



Allow the media an opportunity to hear Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis and Steelhead LNG CEO Nigel Kuzemko speak to the referendum vote, the innovative co-management framework, and the next steps in this co-management project.

Media who cannot attend the press conference can call into the event where they will have the opportunity to ask questions at the phone number below:

Canada/USA TF: 1-800-319-4610

International Toll: +1-604-638-5340

Callers should dial in 5 – 10 min prior to the scheduled start time and ask to join the Huu-ay-aht conference.

SOURCE Huu-ay-aht First Nations

For further information: contact Communications Coordinator Heather Thomson at 250-720-7776 or

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